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Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Due to the small size of this collection, items are arranged as one chronological series. Series 1: Albert Bierstadt Letters, 1860-1900 (Box 1; 13 items)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
This small collection measures 0.2 linear feet and comprises 13 letters written by renowned Hudson River School landscape painter Albert Bierstadt between 1860 and 1900. The majority of the letters were penned in the last two decades of his life.
Albert Bierstadt letter collection, 1880-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The letters were digitized in 2008 and are available online via the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Robert Neuhaus papers concerning Clyfford Still and Albert Bierstadt, 1884-1984 (bulk 1941-1984). A circa 1875 photograph of Bierstadt by Bierstadt Brothers given to the Archives by an unknown donor is available online.
Biography Note:
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y.
Letters to his sister, Mr. Jules Levita, Mr. Adams, Mr. Stedman, Mrs. Ely, and an unidentified person, donated 1955-1957 by Charles Feinberg; letters to Mr. Rives and Mr. Cooke, purchased by the Archives of American Art, 1956 from Charles Hamilton Autographs; the letter to Mr. Coffin, purchased by AAA from Steele, and the letter to General Miles donated 1976 by Mrs. Miles Reber, granddaughter-in-law of General Nelson.
Digitization Note:
The letters of Albert Bierstadt in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008. The letters have been scanned in their entirety and total 30 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
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Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art